Category: Be happy

How to turn back time

How to turn back time All my life, I’ve waged a war against time. It has felt like an enemy when I was in the depths of my depression. It also has felt like an enemy when I’ve been the most fulfilled. This is how I know that time itself is not playing unfairly. It’s an...

Why you need to say ‘enough is enough’ to yourself

Why you need to say ‘enough is enough’ to yourself   You wake up. Snooze. Once, maybe two times. But you can’t prolong your mind’s routine as it quickly shifts to full-on realization of another day. Of things to do, places to be, someone to become. The feeling lands in your gut, a malaise that festers...

3 ways the power of mindfulness can change your life

3 ways the power of mindfulness can change your life   When you get stuck in a rut, you usually don’t feel like getting out. Nobody wants to do things differently once established in routine, no matter how uncomfortable that routine may be. It’s why people stay in dead-end relationship for years longer...

The simplest thing you can do to be more successful

The simplest thing you can do to be more successful   Without placing your hand on your chest or taking your pulse, can you count each time your heart beats? Go ahead and try it for thirty seconds. I’ll wait. How did you do? No judgment if you couldn’t feel anything or if you felt a lot. When this same...

What happens when you stop sabotaging yourself

What happens when you stop sabotaging yourself   Imagine if you spoke aloud every thought you’ve ever had. Scary, right? You might embarrass the heck out of yourself, or say things you didn’t really mean. Those are givens. What you might not realize is how many times your mind puts yourself down....

5 yoga poses to release difficult emotions

5 yoga poses to release difficult emotions Fear, failure, self-doubt and anxiety are just some of the emotions that get in the way of who we want to become. But more important, they get in the way of Who We Really Are. A consistent yoga practice will bring you back to your true reality: one that is not marred...

The yoga of desire

The yoga of desire   Why did you first come to your yoga mat? Think back to whatever or whomever motivated you to attend your first yoga class. Ever. Has the reason changed? When I ask my yoga students this, I see nods and knowing smiles all around the room. Why we first came to...

Are you practicing someone else’s yoga?

Are you practicing someone else’s yoga?   Sometimes it feels like other people are the source of our problems. If we weren’t confronted with others’ expectations of us, we could placidly rest in the cozy cocoons of ourselves and not have to share our food. And be lonely. Unrelentingly...